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Professor Neal Alexander

PhD

Professor
of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
(+44) (0) 207 927 2537

I joined the school in 1998.  Since 2004 I have been employed part time by the school and largely been based in Colombia where I work at CIDEIM.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Malaria Centre
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I teach on the MSc in Clinical Trials and am co-organizer of the module Protocol Development.  I co-wrote material for this and several other modules.  I have a Modular MA from the Institute of Education.

Research

I am a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group and work largely on dengue, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis and other parasitic and vector-borne diseases.

I previously worked at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, and the Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna, Nigeria (seconded from the Institute of Ophthalmology, London).

In 1998 I completed a PhD supervised by Bryan Grenfell in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge entitled 'Heterogeneity and the Epidemiology of Lymphatic Filariasis'. I also have a BA in Mathematics and a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from the same university.

Click here for my Google Scholar profile.

Research Area
Parasites
Statistical methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Country
Brazil
Colombia
Kenya
Peru
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Diarrheal Disease and Dengue Entomological Risk Factors in Rural Primary Schools in Colombia.
Overgaard, H.J. ; Alexander, N. ; Matiz, M.I. ; Jaramillo, J.F. ; Olano, V.A. ; Vargas, S. ; Sarmiento, D. ; Lenhart, A. ; Stenström, T.A. ;
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Sample size calculations for skewed distributions.
Cundill, B. ; Alexander, N.D. ;
BMC Med Res Methodol
What's more general than a whole population?
Alexander, N. ;
Emerg Themes Epidemiol
Multicentre prospective study on dengue classification in four South-east Asian and three Latin American countries.
Alexander, N.; Balmaseda, A.; Coelho, I.C.; Dimaano, E.; Hien, T.T.; Hung, N.T.; Jänisch, T.; Kroeger, A.; Lum, L.C.; Martinez, E.; Siqueira, J.B.; Thuy, T.T.; Villalobos, I.; Villegas, E.; Wills, B.; European Union, World Health Organization (WHO‐TDR) supported DENCO Study Group, .;
Trop Med Int Health
Review: analysis of parasite and other skewed counts
Alexander, N.
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Selection and quantification of infection endpoints for trials of vaccines against intestinal helminths.
Alexander, N.; Cundill, B.; Sabatelli, L.; Bethony, J.M.; Diemert, D.; Hotez, P.; Smith, P.G.; Rodrigues, L.C.; Brooker, S.;
Vaccine
Two doses of azithromycin to eliminate trachoma in a Tanzanian community.
Solomon, A.W. ; Harding-Esch, E. ; Alexander, N.D. ; Aguirre, A. ; Holland, M.J. ; Bailey, R.L. ; Foster, A. ; Mabey, D.C. ; Massae, P.A. ; Courtright, P. ; Shao, J.F. ;
N Engl J Med
Repeatability of paired counts.
Alexander, N. ; Bethony, J. ; Corrêa-Oliveira, R. ; Rodrigues, L.C. ; Hotez, P. ; Brooker, S. ;
Stat Med
See all Professor Neal Alexander's Publications